Graduate Electronics Engineer

Electrical, Electronic.

Job Purpose:

Graduate Electronics Engineer with intent to further their knowledge and experience to progress into an Engineering role to take on design and support tasks independently. 

Smiths Detection – Making the world a safer place
Every minute of every day, our technology and talented team members help to make the world a safer place.


  • Design to specification complex electronics for harsh environments
  • Understand and interpret technical requirement specifications. 
  • Optimise design concepts to provide cost-effective solution that will meet requirements. 
  • Recommend changes to design to improve ease of manufacture or yield improvements. 
  • Function as a team member on multi-functional project teams, across multiple projects 
  • Specify and conduct verification testing of design solutions, to ensure they meet the requirements. 
  • Produce documentation to define the product design, enabling the cost-effective manufacture of the design. 
  • Estimating tasks and executing work packages within defined scope and budget.
  • Assemble PCBs using surface mount & through hole technology.
  • Assemble cables including military style connectors to a robust standard
  • Provide technical product support to manufacturing & service.
  • Responsible for personal health & safety of all that may be affected by your activities, to arrange appropriate risk assessments whilst working internally & externally for Smiths Detection

Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Degree level in an Engineering subject with baseline knowledge of Electronics covered
  • Basic Electronics appreciation through home projects or other experience.

Planning and Decision Making:


  • Responsible for designing and working independently with a thorough briefing and review of work done with occasional direction / tuition required.
  • Planning day to day activities will be under the control of the individual with tasks and deadlines set by a project manager or the lead engineer.
  • Estimation of task durations / costs will be carried out by the individual and reviewed by a suitable engineer.
  • Decisions made will be local and reviewed by a suitable Engineer P2 or above.
  • Direction will be given by a Senior Engineer or above for day-to-day activities. 
  • Manager will direct longer term goals and non-project tasks 

Impact and Scope:  

  • Impact can be high as this may affect project timescales and possibly lost revenue if tasks incorrectly done. 
  • Safety decisions are made when designing electronic assemblies and working on high voltage systems.
  • Decisions and problem-solving skills are needed to diagnose problems during the design phase and support activities.
  • Errors could result in minor losses to the business and delays to project deliveries.

Key Internal and External Relationships:  

  • Internal - Project, Programme, Lead Engineer, Electronics Engineering Manager, Procurement, Operations.
  • External – Subcontractors ie. PCB suppliers, PCB layout, consultancies.

What we will offer you in return for your hard work and commitment

Smiths Detection offer you a career and love nothing more but to help build it with you…… we are committed to encouraging career growth and progression across the business, both locally and globally, as we realise the value and importance of a high performing work-force.
As a Smiths Detection employee, we offer you a range of benefits including a ‘flexible benefits scheme’,  providing you with the flexibility to choose from a wide range of benefits to suit your lifestyle for today, offering you and your family support from a health and well-being, financial and lifestyle perspective.
We also recognise that our people are our greatest asset and thrive best in an all inclusive, diverse environment, taking  pride in embracing equality, innovation and belonging. Smiths Detection can offer you a culture where ideas are listened to, achievements are celebrated and opportunities are cultivated. This inclusive culture, together with our shared set of values is who we are and how we operate and along with pay and benefits, this is what we can offer you for your hard work and commitment.

Why work at Smiths

  • Our people are an essential part of our success, and we believe in a fair and equitable workplace, where you enjoy being at work and your efforts to deliver for our customers are recognised.
  • We’re committed to employing talented people and enabling them to reach their full potential. We’ll work with you to help you be your best. And to achieve your career goals.
  • Our internal development programmes help you learn the business and build knowledge on key areas such as ethics, safety and unconscious bias.
  • Our people are our sustainable source of competitive advantage. Their hard work and passion brings our business to life. We seek to reward colleagues for their contributions and enable them to share in our success.
  • Flexible working optional
  • Diverse culture.

(3 days in the office/2 days working from home) 

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How to Apply

Please send CV and cover letter to 

SC clearance is essential for this position (must be a British passport holder and lived in the UK for the past 5 years)

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  • Deadline
  • Salary
    £26,000 + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Hemel Hempstead (Hertfordshire) (Hybrid)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
Also Accepting...
  • Control & Instrumentation
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